The Heartbleed bug has been all over the news during the last week. In addition to information on tech media outlets, a number of mainstream news outlets also covered this big story. Websites of all sizes sent emails to customers and members to encourage them to change their passwords because of the heartbleed bug. When news like this breaks and is shared, I would expect a huge number of domain registrations to follow.
Surprisingly, there were just 82 .com and .net domain name registrations with the name Heartbleed in them since the news of this problem went out. According to the Verisign DomainView Grapher Tool, the greatest spike in domain registrations appears to have taken place on April 9, when 25 domain names were hand registered.
If I were to have guessed without knowing the answer, I would have guessed that there were over 500 domain names registered. Although there isn’t much that could be done with Heartbleed domain names, I assume some Internet security companies could have used these domain names to pitch their wares. I also wouldn’t have been surprised to see legal or lawsuit domain names registered by law firms looking to sue someone for the problems that may or may not exist as a result of websites who may have issues.
With all of the news about the Heartbleed vulnerability, I was surprised that there were so few domain names registered with the this keyword. Not really sure what to make of this, but it was a surprise to me.